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TIL Rzeszow got an airport decades before larger Lublin


Zlatko
6 Jul 2019 #1
I'm surprised the smaller town Rzeszow has an airport since the 1940s, but larger Lublin only got one 7 years ago. Lublin has above 500k people population while Rzeszow is less than half of this. Anyone has any idea about that discrepancy? My other question is why is Rzeszow growing in population while Lublin is declining? Better incentives for companies there?
cms neuf - | 1,599
6 Jul 2019 #2
Probably due to the distance to Warsaw. Lublin is a 2-3 hour drive and similar by train. But Rzeszow used to be about 6 hours by train and drive time about tbe same. So flying made some sense.

Before 2004 then most regional airports only connected Warsaw maybe 2-3 times a day and there were a handful of international connections to Vienna and Copenhagen. I have vague memories of tbeir being a direct flight from Rzeszow to Newark or was that some crazy dream.

Since 2004 the budget airlines quickly built up a pretty big business flying Polish it migrants to the UK Ireland Germany and Scandinavia so that combined with some EU funding led to expansion of new airports including a few white elephants like Radom
OP Zlatko
7 Jul 2019 #3
Thank you cms neuf! And what about the population, are people leaving Lublin due to businesses preferring Warsaw? Somehow Rzeszow seems to have more multinational companies.
pawian 170 | 11,519
11 Jul 2019 #4
are people leaving Lublin due to businesses preferring Warsaw?

Yes, Lublin is losing residents who move to other parts of Poland where investment and job offers are more abundant. Mainly Warsaw.

radio.lublin.pl/news/krzysztof-markowski-lubelskie-traci-najwiecej-mieszkancow
OP Zlatko
12 Jul 2019 #5
Ah thank you! It's too bad the authorities can't do much to attract business as it seems like the Polish city with the most tree-lined streets and boulevards, it looks very green and hence pleasant. You're never too far away from a green area there. And the more trees, the cleaner air.
cms neuf - | 1,599
12 Jul 2019 #6
Given your tree fetish thing why not think about Torun - it doesn't have many tree lined boulevards (this is Poland) but has large wooded areas on both areas of the river, lots of parks and the start of a very large forest just 4 km from the city center - that forest stretches up 40km to Bydgoszcz.
OP Zlatko
12 Jul 2019 #7
Yes, Torun and Zamosc look like the most beautiful in my opinion for visiting. Bydgoszcz also looks like having a very attractive inner city.
JakeRyan
9 Dec 2019 #8
Merged:

Rzeszow economic miracle



On street view Rzeszow seems very nice. Lublin as well but its buildings have worse condition. And Rzeszow's population is growing while Lublin like most Polish cities is declining. What's behind the Rzeszow miracle?
Atch 17 | 3,225
10 Dec 2019 #9
EU funding basically. Of the smaller cities in Poland, Rzeszów gets the second highest amount of EU funding. Poland is still the largest beneficiary of EU funds from the EU budget.
mafketis 23 | 8,431
10 Dec 2019 #10
Rzeszow's population is growing while Lublin like most Polish cities is declining. What's behind the Rzeszow miracle?

EU funding and maybe.... rhymes with Pomeranians....
Ziemowit 13 | 4,096
10 Dec 2019 #11
What's the amount of EU funding that Rzeszów has received so far?

I've never been to Rzeszów, but I would like to visit and see this most original monument.

nalepa

A monument dedicated to Tadeusz Nalepa in The Third of May Street.
Atch 17 | 3,225
10 Dec 2019 #12
What's the amount of EU funding that Rzeszów has received so far?

Good question. I found a set of figures for their upgraded public transport system which gives an example of the proportion of their budget which comes from the EU. The upgrading cost 80 million euros of which the EU contributed 60 million. Elsewhere I read that the total external funding received by the city in 2012 was 710 million PLN. It certainly must run into quite a few billion since 2004.
Ironside 49 | 10,353
13 Dec 2019 #13
Rzeszów gets the second highest amount of EU funding.

Jewish state and US need an airport there for some strategic reason or other. I don't see them paying for it. PiS are a-holes and butlers.


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